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Do I Cheat Or Not? The Role Of Morality In Performance Enhancing Drug Use

It’s estimated that a substantial number of athletes in all age groups use performance enhancing substances (PES). Some surveys of high school age athletes have shown anabolic steroid use reported by 3%, and other types of PES use as high as 30% by male professional cyclists. It seems that PES use affects all age groups, many sports, males, and females.

It turns out that one effective means of reducing PES use could be completely non-technical: athletes who have a strong moral compass are far less likely to use PES, regardless of the pressure felt in their sport.

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Curling Takes Us To Another Doping Low

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A Russian curler is accused of using a banned performance enhancing drug called Meldonium Performance enhancing substance use amongst high school aged athletes is reasonably common, with legal substances such as creatine, caffeine, and protein powders…

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Do’s And Don’ts Of Supplements For Young Athletes

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Supplement use in high school aged athletes is very common, especially amongst male athletes Whenever possible get your “supplement” from food first, for example, lean meats and tofu are excellent natural sources If you do buy,…

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Using Painkillers To Play

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol or ibuprofen are commonly used to reduce pain and soreness from mild sports injuries. It’s okay for young athletes to occasionally use these medications for sports related aches and soreness…

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The Future Of Sports: The Young Athlete

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recent report called The Future of Sports sheds light on opinions from a group of futurists touching on many areas in the world of sports. While aimed principally at adults, the report also has several aspects…

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Legal Supplements for High School Athletes

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Supplement use is common amongst high school athletes Supplements such as creatine and protein powder have good safety profiles for use in teenagers You must purchase from a very high quality manufacturer otherwise you risk having banned…

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How ‘Clean’ Were The London Olympics And What Does It Mean For Middle-Schoolers?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D., President, Sideline Sports Doc Organizers at the recently concluded summer Olympics in London took an aggressive stance towards identifying and imposing sanctions on anyone testing positive for banned or performance-enhancing substances. According to Reuters, intelligence gathered from everyone from Olympic village cleaning staff to customs officials at Britain’s border controls…

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Keys To The Game Part 5: Supplements

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D., President, Sideline Sports Doc A ‘supplement’ by definition is something you would take in addition to whatever you would eat or drink in the course of your normal diet. Examples of supplements can range from commonly used and safe substances such as multivitamins, to generally safe performance improving substances such…

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